Photoshop: Healing tools in 32 bit / channel documents

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can we enable heal tool while working in 16 bit (half float) which showed as 32 bit format EXR files in photoshop?
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sankara subramanian

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sri kanth

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I have same issue.....!

When I pick the heal tool error message say "doesn't work in 32 bit mode, please switch to 8 or 16 bit"....:)

I'm using photoshop cs5 64 bit version. Please give solution......!
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Chris Cox

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The healing tools do not work in 32 bit/channel. The error message means what it says. No, you cannot "enable" it.
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sri kanth

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Hi Chris, why this limitation in photoshop..? Can you explain technically why heal tool not support in 32bit exr..?
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Chris Cox

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EXR has nothing to do with it - that's just a file format.

The algorithms for the healing brush don't extend easily to 32 bit / channel high dynamic range images.
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sri kanth

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Thank you..!
Is this possible to fix in future release..? I hope..
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Chris Cox

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OK, I'll change this to a request.
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sri kanth

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Thank you!